Canoe, swim, bushwalk, picnic, barbecue, relax. You can do it all at Bunya Crossing Reserve, a little known but beautiful recreational area along the South Pine River on Brisbane’s Northside.
Things to do at Bunya Crossing Reserve
You can drive your car right down to the reserve car park adjacent to the river. This makes it easy for those with heavy canoes, kayaks or stand up paddleboards to reach the river. If you don’t have any water equipment, you can still swim in the river. Dogs are welcome too, for a walk or a swim, but must be kept on leads.
There is a shady picnic area with tables, chairs and a gas BBQ. There is also plenty of room to spread out the picnic rug.
Recreational trails meander along the South Pine River both upstream and downstream of the picnic area. These offer trickling creeks for shallow water play and more private waterholes all along the river. There are always fish, turtles, ducks, water birds and other wildlife to spot as you enjoy exploring Bunya Riverside.
Facilities at Bunya Riverside
- Gas BBQ
- Picnic tables
- Wheelchair accessible toilet
- Recreational walking trails
- Waterhole for swimming and non-motorised water sports
- Dogs welcome (on lead)
- Off-street car park (note this fills up quickly)
- Rubbish bins and water tap
Bunya Crossing Reserve is located at the end of Dugandan Road in Bunya. The reserve gates are closed at sunset and opened at sunrise each day.